This past weekend I've been working on getting all ready for Christmas, and I'm getting close, although I'm not there yet. My husband gave me an early Christmas present--a new laptop, which I'm really excited about. It's nice to be able to relax on the couch and read all my blogs and stuff.
I went with a friend yesterday and saw The Tourist. I hadn't seen any previews, and I had no idea what it was about going in, and I'm not sure if that made things better or worse. I like both Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, and they did fine here, but I didn't love the movie. It was interesting, but it wasn't spectacular. It's definitely a renter and not a full price at the theater movie.
Also last night I watched the finale of The Amazing Race. I think it was the first time in reality TV history that the team I was rooting for actually won. It wasn't very tense, and about halfway through you could tell who was going to win, but I didn't care. It's nice to be happy about a finale for once.
My husband and I have been making our way through Stargate Atlantis. We don't have cable, so I never watched it on TV. I've watched most of the DVD's previously, so I've seen the first four seasons and a few shows of season 5. It's just as good on the second watch. This show and Friends are my all-time favorite shows, and I'd be hard pressed to say which one I liked more. Probably because they're completely different types of shows. They're not really comparable. Stargate Atlantis is a must see for all sci-fi lovers, though.
This week I'm hoping to get a little bit more reading done than usual. If I can keep my computer time to a minimum, I should be able to get a few books read. This week I'm hoping to finish:
That might be a little ambitious for me, but I'm partway through Marysvale already, the Christmas books should be fairly quick reads, and the Alcatraz book is a fast YA read. We'll see. That's it for me today.